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I'm currently in the closed beta for AoC and I have decided to make this thread for everyone who was not lucky enough to get into the beta, and because Funcom's lack of a real open beta (not that Fileplanet subscriber crap)

Anyway, this is probably against the NDA, but what the hell, today's my birthday and I feel like sharing knowledge about a game that costs monthly, that most players will be paying for, without getting a a chance to try it out.

I currently have a level 35 Cimmerian Dark Templar on the PVP server.

Post any questions you have (gameplay, graphics, latency, quests, pvp... whatever is on your mind) and I will try my best to answer them.

Keep in mind this game is still in closed beta, and nothing is pronounced final yet.
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How instanced is the game after 20? Is the PvP a lot of fun and rewarding? Are you getting bored of PvE already at that level, or is the combat system engaging enough to enjoy it?

Thanks!

EDIT: Also, how do you like your DT. I was planing on playing that, the herald, or an assassin/ranger. Any oppinions on those other classes as well? Are they balanced...fun? Is it easy to put together a decent group?

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How does your system handle it? I'm building a system currently for an upgrade and also for this game. I am planning a system around the q6600, evga 8800 gts ko, and 4 gigs G.Skill pc 8500.
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How does your system handle it? I'm building a system currently for an upgrade and also for this game. I am planning a system around the q6600, evga 8800 gts ko, and 4 gigs G.Skill pc 8500.
Great question. I hope 2gb ram can handle it...because I don't plan on going 4 until I buy vista...and I'm being lazy with that little ordeal.
    
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How instanced is the game after 20?
Being only level 35 I have limited experience with zones, however I will give you an example of Conall's Valley (Cimmerian level 20-30? zone):

Large zone with about 3-4 "campsites/villages" where quests can be obtained. I think there was only maybe 1 or 2 instances that sprouted off of this zone? (a couple of caves with spiders and whatnot)

Keep in mind that these isntances are easily soloable (no elite mobs or anything). Most of the leveling/grouping is done in the larger zone (Conall's valley) that involves quests where you have to kill harder-than-average mobs (more HP, hit harder, etc..)

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Is the PvP a lot of fun and rewarding?
Honestly, the world pvp is kind of annoying when trying to quest. Making questing solo near impossible if the area you are trying to quest in is full of greifers. It kind of forces you to quest in groups (whether the quest is labeled as a group quest or otherwise)

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Are you getting bored of PvE already at that level, or is the combat system engaging enough to enjoy it?
The combat system is unique, with the 3 directional attacks (2 more are added at level 40 i believe). However with that said, it's nothing to look forward to in a battle. Combo's (melee class attack skills) are achieved by doing a series of directional attacks (aka. Left, Right). But when doing normal attacks, I usually just find myself bashing a directional key anyway (the side of the mob that he is protecting the least)

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EDIT: Also, how do you like your DT. I was planing on playing that, the herald, or an assassin/ranger. Any oppinions on those other classes as well? Are they balanced...fun? Is it easy to put together a decent group?
The DT is kind of a strange class for me. Looks good on paper: A life-leeching, damage dealing tank. Don't get me wrong, in PVE, i pretty much own mobs.. Most of the time im doing the most damage in the group (by doing back-to-back combos) But harder mobs still hit me for good amounts, even with heavy armor.

In PVP however, at least 1 on 1... DT is pretty much worthless. Even fully buffed, there just insn't enough time in a fight to make use of the life leeching abilities. In a 1 on 1 PVP fight, basically get off as many combos as you can before you die (or get lucky and kill them)

Maybe it's something that still needs to be tweaked, but it seems that heavy armor isn't mitigating as much as it should. There are also feats you can put to improve life-leeching to also leech stamina and mana. However, these are so minimal that for example, having 1000 max stamina, per swing I only leech 1-3. Pretty useless.

I say give Funcom time to balance the classes. This will be a long process that will take months to perfect. Right now, though, the classes seem so unbalanced that I cannot believe release is in 6 days.
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How does your system handle it? I'm building a system currently for an upgrade and also for this game. I am planning a system around the q6600, evga 8800 gts ko, and 4 gigs G.Skill pc 8500.
Very well. Right now DX10 isn't an option (they say it will be for release), but I play at 1680x1050 on max settings with AA turned on and I get pretty good frames. The graphics are amazing.

Your system should run it just fine. However for large scale PVP, I would probably invest in another video card for SLI (just to be safe).
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Great question. I hope 2gb ram can handle it...because I don't plan on going 4 until I buy vista...and I'm being lazy with that little ordeal.
I just logged in and it went up 21% (from 21% to 42%) of my 4GB (that's with 1 internet explorer window minimized, Vista x64)

So 2GB should be just fine (as long as you don't have too many background apps running)
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Hmmm... I was planning on rolling a DT.

If you haven't, can you do some testing for me?

With no soldier feats, what is the +% damage from frenzy stance and +% incoming damage from it.

With Guarded Frenzy and Improved Frenzy what is it.



My whole idea for my DT was to chain stun from the melee tree, switch to frenzy, pop volcanic range, feast of souls, and then have some pretty uber life leeching.



At 35, approximately how much life are you stealing per hit, and how much damage is each hit doing.




To you, what class(s) currently seems very good at PvP.
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With no soldier feats, what is the +% damage from frenzy stance and +% incoming damage from it.
+50% outgoing damage
+100% incoming damage

They have just reduced it from 200% incoming damage in the last patch. Still not worth it unless you are sure you will not be receiving any damage.

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To you, what class(s) currently seems very good at PvP.
HoX, Assassin, Barbarian, Tempest of Set, Ranger

I'll try find out the answers to your other questions later.
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In comparison to WoW, is lvling faster?
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